Captain America: The First Avenger

Welcome to world of Marvel Heroes. This month the first Avenger and pretty much a prequel to the 2012 Avengers movie of sorts is Captain America.

Let's get ti know the characters surrounding the Star Spaggled man a little bit better before you head to the cinema to catch the film.

Steve Rogers / Captain America

Steve Rogers is a frail kid from Brooklyn who wants to do his part for the war effort. After being rejected from military service numerous times because of his physical condition, Steve is recruited by Dr. Abraham Erskine for an experimental program called Project Rebirth. Erskine is looking for an ideal candidate; he selects Steve for his value of strength and compassion.
 
The Rebirth process successfully transforms Steve Rogers into a Super-Soldier capable of incredible strength, speed, and agility, known as Captain America.

Check out the featurette: Meeting Captain America
 

James “Bucky” Barnes

James “Bucky” Barnes is a lifelong friend of Steve Rogers. Bucky takes it upon himself to watch over his friend on the streets of Brooklyn — Bucky is loyal to Steve and always fights at his side.
 
Peggy Carter

Peggy Carter is a no-nonsense officer of the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Peggy is in charge of overseeing the selection and training process of the Project Rebirth candidates. After being sent into the field, she fights alongside Captain America.

Howard Stark

Howard Stark is a brilliant and famous inventor that is lending his time and resources to the Strategic Scientific Reserve. He is the founder of Stark Industries. Howard will also one day be father to Tony Stark.
 
Colonel Chester Phillips

Colonel Chester Phillips is a commanding officer in the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Although he can be gruff and blunt, he is a strong leader that expects excellence from his troops. Col. Phillips is in charge of Project Rebirth.

Let's take a look at Col Chester in the featurette below: Grenade

Dr. Arnim Zola

Dr. Arnim Zola is a HYDRA scientist recruited by Johann Schmidt because of his expertise in the fields of energy and applied mechanics. Zola is rumored to have played a crucial role in designing HYDRA’s advanced weaponry. It is also believed that he is Schmidt’s right hand man.

Johann Schmidt / The Red Skull

Johann Schmidt is the leader of HYDRA, a deep science organization devoted to taking over the world by force. Schmidt, a brilliant scientist in his own right, realized the vast potential of Dr. Erskine’s formula. He forced Erskine to give him the first dose of the Super-Soldier serum. However, the side effects of the serum turned Johann into a disfigured and corrupt version of himself: The Red Skull.
 
Dr. Abraham Erskine

Dr. Abraham Erskine is the scientist behind the discovery of the Super-Soldier serum. His groundbreaking work is highly sought after by governments and organizations around the world. 

Check out the featurette below: Rebirth

Synopsis

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.  As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull

Captain America Featurette: Motorcycle Chase

One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, “Captain America: The First Avenger” joins “Thor” on May 6, 2011 and “The Avengers” on May 4, 2012.

All photos and Featurettes courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

Captain America: The First Avenger opens in cinemas 28 July

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